Best Quotes by Adam Rippon

By | July 31, 2016

Haters are fans in denial.

Adam Rippon

I can’t tone it down. I’m being me and being myself.

Adam Rippon

My mom always taught me to stand up for what I believe in.

Adam Rippon

When you’re not hiding anything, it’s just very easy to be yourself – shockingly.

Adam Rippon

I can see my competitors sweating, and I am cool as a cucumber.

Adam Rippon

I think that in figure skating, and in sports in general, that when you’re young, it’s considered a huge advantage because you’re fearless, and you also don’t have bad past experiences. But with age comes experience, and I have found that my experience is a huge advantage to me as a competitor.

Adam Rippon

I think I’ve shown the world I’m a fierce competitor, yes. But I’ve also shown them that I’m a fierce human being.

Adam Rippon

Given this platform of being an Olympic athlete, I think it’s really important that we stand up for what we believe in, and we speak out against things that we think are wrong and injust.

Adam Rippon

Honestly, it’s really fun to be yourself. It’s really fun to be me.

Adam Rippon

I don’t want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence. You know, I want it to be about my amazing skating and being America’s sweetheart.

Adam Rippon

I’ve used my sense of humor as a coping tool. It’s gotten me through a lot of challenging times.

Adam Rippon

I can’t tone it down. I’m being me, and I’m being myself, and I’d be doing myself an injustice, and I’d be doing an injustice to those kids who don’t feel like they’re comfortable to be themselves.

Adam Rippon

Being gay is not something that defines me. What defines me is what my mom always taught me: to treat everyone with respect, to always be a hard worker, and to be kind.

Adam Rippon

I’m confident in who I and what I’m doing.

Adam Rippon

Sometimes I might meet people, and they might just not like me, not want to get to know me. And that’s OK. They’re boring as hell anyway.

Adam Rippon

I can’t explain witchcraft.

Adam Rippon

Sometimes when you’re not confident in yourself, to see someone who doesn’t care – and I don’t care anymore. I really don’t care – it gives you that confidence.

Adam Rippon

Athletes are given a really special platform. It’s our duty, as athletes, to be role models.

Adam Rippon

I know that I can do myself better than anybody else can.

Adam Rippon

It’s my world, and the rest of us are living in it.

Adam Rippon

If you ever have the option, come to the Olympics. It’s, like, a fun time.

Adam Rippon

For such a long time in my life, I didn’t trust my own voice at all. I always tried to do what other people wanted.

Adam Rippon

As a self-proclaimed cooking disaster, I try to makes things that I think I can easily master.

Adam Rippon

I’m just one of those people that, if there’s a problem, I want to work through it. Push through it and do everything I can. Anything.

Adam Rippon

I remember my mom let me stay up late and watch Tara Lipinski and Michelle Kwan compete in the 1998 Olympic Games. I made paper medals and wore them the whole night. I didn’t start skating until 2000, but I was so inspired by their skating that it was why I wanted to start.

Adam Rippon

I always loved music, to dance, and to be really active. When I started skating, it was the first time all of these things came together. It felt like magic, and I always wanted to be at the rink.

Adam Rippon

It’s totally crazy! I can’t believe all the young kids doing it in competition now. It’s pretty unbelievable to have an element variation named after me.

Adam Rippon

It takes a lot of effort to look this mediocre.

Adam Rippon

When I was young, to have had somebody out there to look up to… it would have made a world of difference; it would have changed my life.

Adam Rippon

I love to have my own story, my own path, and forge ahead because my career isn’t going to be like anyone else’s.

Adam Rippon

I think what you think of as the American people embracing – I don’t think, on paper, I embody anything of that perceived persona. I think that’s what people are latching on to, that I’m different.

Adam Rippon

It might come off as cocky, but I’ve been through a lot in my life.

Adam Rippon

I’m like a witch! You can’t kill me!

Adam Rippon

I really brought that with me: that people think gay people are disgusting… I remember thinking, ‘Okay, I might be gay. But I won’t tell anybody. Nobody will ever know.’

Adam Rippon

I love being active.

Adam Rippon

You have a personality like mine, it’s for everybody… It’s not just for some group of people.

Adam Rippon

Sometimes I’ll be listening to NPR at the gym, and I’ll hear them say, ‘Oh, Donald Trump did this today.’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ All of a sudden, I have more energy than if I drank an espresso.

Adam Rippon

Chris Martin has this voice that resonates through a whole arena.

Adam Rippon

I’m really go-with-the-flow, but I take things really seriously. At the same time, when things don’t go my way, I don’t ever freak out. Why? Why freak out?

Adam Rippon

If I forgot to put something on, and I have to wear a trash bag, I’m just like, ‘I’m gonna rock a trash bag today.’

Adam Rippon

I usually finish things in the last second. But I think, as I’ve gotten older, I don’t worry about it, and I just rock it.

Adam Rippon

I would say that I’m a hot mess all the time.

Adam Rippon

I’ve always spoken my mind and from the heart.

Adam Rippon

I’m proud of a lot of things I’ve said on Twitter.

Adam Rippon

Representing the U.S.A. is one of the greatest honors of my life, and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter.

Adam Rippon

I personally don’t have anything to say to Mike Pence. I’m very lucky because legislation that he’s pushed hasn’t affected my life at all. I spoke out because there are people out there whose lives have been affected by change that he’s tried to make.

Adam Rippon

I realize now that it’s important that I share my story… Also, it’ll be easy for me to do an interview, to interact with people.

Adam Rippon

First and foremost, I’m an athlete. And I’m an Olympian. I’m not a gay Olympian. I’m just an Olympian that’s also gay. I don’t mind reading that – like, ‘gay Olympian Adam Rippon.’ It’s fine. I hope that, in a way, it makes it easier for other young kids who are gay. If they go to the Olympics, they can just be called Olympians.

Adam Rippon

I’ve never made a meal that I wasn’t able to eat, but it that doesn’t mean anyone else would ever eat it, haha!

Adam Rippon

All the sacrifices my mom and family had made had been worth it.

Adam Rippon

1988 Olympic Champion Brian Boitano was famous for doing a Lutz with one arm over his head. And I wanted to build on that.

Adam Rippon

When I am home in L.A., I love to stop by a yoga class or Soul Cycle session. There is nothing like doing some cycling in the dark to club music and candle light.

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